''We try to make a reflection of them and their lives, so when they walk into the celebration they say, 'Gosh, this looks just like Pete and John,' or you know, 'Mary and Sally.' So, that's what we aim to do.''
Jennifer Spiegel, a wedding planner, speaking at California's first ever 'Gay Wedding Expo.' (Associated Press via YouTube)
''Spending by resident same-sex couples on their weddings, and by out-of-state couples on tourism and their weddings, will boost California's economy by over $683.6 million in direct spending.''
Taken from a study by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law. (ABC News)